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Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
monitoring gambling on a multi-floor casino. >>> redwood city city council will consider getting tax breaks to the historic fox theater in exchange for upgrades. part ever the deal theater owners would submit a list of improvements they would make over a ten year period that would include new carpet and new theater seats. >>> we are continuing to keep our eye on the storm this morning. some bay area friends who look like they are saying bring it on were otters couldn't stop playing in the rain. i think this is our destiny. i hope we are make her proud. >> incredible journey ends on the golden gate bridge today. 8 million people who are cheering this woman on and the story of friendship that lives on. >>> you may not have heard it's going to be raining. the latest on all of that and we have another and the last in a one, two, three punch moving into the bay area tonight. we will tell you what to expect, how much and all of that weather stuff which we will get a little bit of a break even though it's still overcast. we will cover it all when we come back from a break. it's for the 25-t
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Dec 1, 2012 11:00pm PST
. firefighters pumped water out of this flooded redwood city apartment complex. >> it was up to a foot deep before we got here. we were able to pump it out. >> reporter: they got the water out before it could cause any damage to the interior of the building. the heavy rain kept this crew moving from one trouble spot to another. >> it's been very busy today. a lot of freeway accidents. >> reporter: a pg&e crew was sent to help restore power, but they needed help themselves after a large oak tree fell on top of their truck. it happened friday night on stevens canyon road. no one was hurt, since the workers were working away from the truck. >> it was bad luck, really, but the drivers said it's the second time it happened to them, so you kind of do feel it's a big dangerous. when it does storm up here, you think a tree is gonna come through your house any second, so it can get scary. >> reporter: james decided to trim the trees around his house after this one fell on his driveway today. but he says that's part of living in the mountains. >> it's really not that bad. everybody has a stand-b
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
to see just how high they get. >> you know it. mark sayre, thank you. >>> now, in oakland, the city is handing out sandbags and plastic sheets to people and businesses ahead of our wet weather. those folks can pick up supplies at the city's municipal service center or a fire station. and it's the same deal in concord where people can pick up as many as 25 sandbags to keep the rainwater at bay. those bags and the sand are free. you can get them at the city's corporation yard on gasoline alley. track the storm anytime with our live high-def doppler radar on our website, cbssf.com/weather. >>> it's the season for bad weather and that means delays at bay area airports. as frequent flyers know, sfo is notorious for falling behind schedule. but there is a new plan to keep things moving. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is here to tell us about a new landing pattern. >> reporter: much like air traffic controllers can look down at the screen and see all the planes over the airport, this new technology gps to be implemented at sfo will be enable the pilot in the sky to see each other at any time a
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Dec 3, 2012 12:00pm PST
take to clean it up. >> reporter: the city has a huge project on its hands. the city manager said this is the largest sinkhole he hasstein in more than 20 years and going to take a lot of time and money to fix it. a big problem in one lafayette neighborhood a 20-foot sinkhole swallowing a section of mountain view drive near downtown. chris lives steps away in this blue house. the sinkhole is practically in his front yard goosiery. sounded like a big crushing -- crumbling in. >> reporter: the sinkhole opened up yesterday after heavy rain. the creek under the street was running high with debris. >> it plugged the talbot, goes under the road, the water had nowhere to go and so it eroded the road around the culvert and collapsed the road. >> reporter: neighbors can't believe it. >> absolutely amazing. never seen anything like this in my life, never dreamed of it. by knew the area flooded on -- we knew the area flooded on new year's in 1977 but never saw this before. >> i have never seen this happen before. right in front of my house, it's like wow. >> reporter: the city has big tasks on it
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Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
down in one bay area city tonight because of the storms. >> good evening i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. shut down for hours because of a power outage. liz. >> reporter: dana, between 40 and 50,000 commuters were effected by the massive melt down this evening. look behind me. as you said all under ground transit stations shut down tonight. many are still trying to figure out how to get home. the chaos began with a grew some accident earlier this evening. >> i seen her. when the trollly went back i didn't see her. >> a woman in a wheelchair clipped the backside of a westbound trollly and was dragged underneath the car along market from delores to church street. >> the woman was taken to sf general for life-threatening injuries. the accident shut down service from the f trolly. 45 minutes later another melt down. this time the transformer that gives power to all the under ground lines blew up. shutting down service to the entire under ground transit. apparently it was damaged with water damage from yesterday. >> the massive shut down forced thousands of passengers to find anothe
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
from the runway. the city council approved that plan last night. officials say that birds sucked into airplane engines can cause engine problems and power outages. they hope shooting the birds with either blanks or live bullets will prevent some of those problems. >>> while it was raining this morning, take a look at this. huge tree came crashing down on a home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. this is on lurmont terrace by lombard street. the 100-foot cypress broke through the roof of the master bedroom, missed the homeowner by just a few feet. >> four feet closer to my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> and get this. just two days ago, he moved his bed from under the very spot where the tree crashed through. the tree also ripped down a power line. that wasn't only tree that toppled this morning. this came down on a parked car in san francisco's richmond district. fortunately, nobody hurt. but the super saturated ground gave way so easily, the sidewalk was pulled up. >>> a parking lot in burlingame was flooded in rollins
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
this area over the next few days. some of the wettest areas could see 8 to 10 inches of rain. the city says it has prepared for this storm. public works crews walked the creek and cleared branches and debris and have also cleaned out storm drains. some businesses have storm gates and people who live in low-lying areas of town have been visiting the free sandbag station on sunnyhill drive. >> we live kind of in a low spot at the bottom of a hill. so a lot of water comes down and so this is to go around the garage and some of the doors and also in the basement. >> reporter: the san anselmo creek which runs through the middle of town floods at about 13 feet. you're looking at video from 2005. when that happened, damaging hundreds of buildings and causing millions of dollars of damage. now the level is about 2 feet but you can bet that people will be keeping a very close eye on those levels as the series of storms roll in. let's head to cate caugiran with more storm coverage. >> reporter: elissa harrington, now the rain is actually showed up, seeing a little bit of let up for a little bit
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm PST
having to turn customers away. >> it's hard. the city is world famous for dungeness crab. like not being able to gamble in vegas. >> trying to hold out for a price we can afford to go fishing for. >> reporter: as behind the scenes negotiations continue and boats that cross the picket line face the ire of the rest. >> going fishing. >> that's everything that's wrong with this industry. >> reporter: the crab season up in oregon has also been delayed but that's expected to maybe open up next week. and that should open up our market here as well as far as getting some supply of fresh crab in. by all predictions i've heard this should be worked out by christmas. in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> nine months after a rash of robberies on the carquinez bridge miss have three suspects in -- police have three suspects in custody. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in vallejo where officials just announced the results of a long investigation. >> reporter: these arrests were part of an effort by chp, transportation agencies and local law enforcement. >> in case was an excellent e
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Dec 2, 2012 5:30pm PST
i knew it would be a normal storm. >> reporter: city and county officials are saying they don't think the next storm will be as dangerous as they thought but they will wait until they see more weather predictions before they decide what to do. live in napa, cbs 5. >>> and along the flood river, the flood warning fourgonville is canceled. this is a look at the russian river. because of lag times between rainfall and runoff getting to the river it is still expected to swell just below flood stage. and with any major storm there were problems on the roads this morning. in one case the water caused a pothole to open up on highway 4 in pittsburgh. two dozen -- two dozen cars hit it and had to pull over. this is on the westbound side of highway 4. crews shut down the free way to make repairs. >>> and the rain makes the roads wet and slick it was a bad scenario on highway 24 in orinda as a series of crashes tied up the eastbound labe for a few hours and then it got first. cbs 5 reporter ann maco vick shows us what happened to three firefighters at the accident scene. >> they never saw
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Nov 30, 2012 12:00pm PST
. firefighters battled the blaze in the rain. they say nobody was injured. >>> san francisco city hall is preparing for a possible crowd of same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses. if the u.s. supreme court announces that it will take up california's gay marriage debate, weddings could become legal within days. the court is due to post a list of cases that it plans to review. if the prop 8 case is on that list it would be decided by next summer. but if the justices opt not to hear it, an appeals court ruling against prop 8 would stand. supporters say if their appeal fails it would go against the wilf california voters. >> if the court denver the appeal and marriages resume that's a huge historic day in california. if the court hears the case, we believe we'll have that huge historic day. it will just take place a little farther down the road next june. >> and keep it here on cbs 5. we'll let you know as soon as there's word from the supreme court. >>> and still ahead as the big storm bears down, are you covered by simply having insurance? it isn't always enough and what you have to do
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00am PST
studio. >> thank you. >>> more storm damage and power out. santa rosa city schools will decide whether to cancel classes today. 300 customers are in the dark in san francisco. the peninsula has 4900 customers. they don't have power. the south bay has 4,000 customers without power. 8200 customers lost power in the north bay and there was lightning at sfo just about two hours ago. the storm is pelting that area with rain as well wind and some of the wind are up to 54 miles per hour. flights in and out of san francisco will likely be delayed longer than normal this morning with some cancellations possible. oakland and san jose airports have no delays just yet. but they could. the best bet is to contact your airline prior to heading over there. send us your storm photos. if you have video, tweet it, facebook it or email us at mornings@cbs5.com and we'll share it later. you can get live hi-def doppler from your neighborhood anytime at cbssf.com/weather. >>> it's not the weather that kept planes grounded in southern california. it's the lights. a number of flights scheduled to depart from burba
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Nov 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
and garages, everywhere. >> reporter: the city manager says in 1997 they saw flooding again and put in the trash racks to solve the problem. now they will consider building a bigger one or a bigger culvert. first they have to get through the winter. >> we'll put a temporary storm drain in while we develop a permanent fix. >> reporter: this sinkhole is 80 feet long, 40 feet wide, 15 feat deep. a gas line two water lines and a sewer line run under the road. the sewer line is diverted temporarily above ground and a handful of customers is getting water through the hoses. the utilities will be fully restored fairly soon. the city manager says they need dry weather to fix the road. >> probably install that in late spring or summer so a bottom line is that there's going to be a hole in the ground here for a long time. and mountain view drive is degree to be closed. >> reporter: now, the folks on the other side of this road aren't cut off from civilization but have to detour a block and a half. it's inconvenient and will last quite some time. ann notarangelo, cbs 5. >>> in the santa cruz m
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Dec 1, 2012 5:30pm PST
. youngville getting heavy rain and up toward clear lake getting heavy rain. daly city, san francisco out toward the airport. richland, oakland, hayward out to san san san ramon and danville. when you wake up on sunday morning it will be windy with urban and street flooding likely. let's take about how much rain you're looking for. at least an inch and a half to 2 inches of rain. that's most of the bay area. that's why the napa river and flood river are under flood warnings with a flash flood for the north bay and the coast and the mountains where we have a wind advisory because tonight with the rain it's going to be windy. win gusts 30 to 35 miles per hour. there's high deaf doppler. the rain is here and it's going to be with us for a while. we'll talk about when the mess will finally move o out and have your full extended forecast in a few minutes. >>> as paul mentioned a flood warning has been issued for the napa river. it's expected above flood levels and cbs5 don knapp is in napa where people are preparing for worst. >> reporter: we've been here since 3 and there was no rain. now it'
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
kidding. the two leaders are fighting over where they sit at city meetings. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on how this became an issue in the first place. >> reporter: it's surprising. with all the issues facing government berkeley's council voted on who is sitting next to whom inside those council chambers. this came at the recommendation of the mayor. but it's like a wedding or dinner and there are politics at play and where you sit says a lot. in the city of berkeley, the chair you choose to sit in has become a political punch line. >> a minute ago, we would just standing here and this guy came up and said, oh, be careful -- or don't sit next to me or be careful where you sit. people say these things. >> reporter: the reason for the chair sensitivity the councilman says is because the mayor doesn't like his policies and there is enough animosity that the mayor doesn't even want to sit next to him during council meetings. here's the seating arrangement now. woring ton next to the mayor. now capitelli is next to the mayor moving worthington to the outskirts. >> this is a silly p
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
city. but first let's get to meteorologist lawrence karnow in the weather center with when that rain will start. >> this is a slow-moving storm and we'll see heavy rainfall with subtropical moisture. hi-def doppler right now is showing you scattered showers so heavy rain won't be here until latter part of the day and overnight tonight. we are seeing scattered light showers in the north bay now so if you are heading there, expect pop-up showers and nuisance rainfall changing into the afternoon hours. the storm door is open. this next storm system just developing setting itself up. a lot of clouds out ahead of the front of this one so far and that's touching off light showers. latest computer models this gets interesting is we are going to see a few more showers beginning to sag further south. but rain picks up in the afternoon in the north bay. this is the latest computer model run a little faster with movement to begin with but by the afternoon, things begin to pick up here. but then overnight this is a very slow mover and that's why we're concerned. it takes almost the entire night
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
the city is handing out sandbags and plastic sheeting to businesses and residents. you can get it at a municipal service center or fire station as well as in concord where residents can pick up 25 rain bags. those bags and sand are free. you can pick them up anytime at the city's corporation yard on the gasoline alley. >>> pg&e is also doing what it can to minimize the potential storm damage. crews are out trimming trees ahead of the high winds and ground-saturating rains. toppled trees and branches are the leading cause of power outages during bad weather. and as the store approaches, remember, you can find our interactive high-def doppler radar online. track storms in your neighborhood anytime of day at cbssf.com/weather. >>> new at 5:00 a couple in oakland was just trying do the right thing, get a dangerous driver off the streets. well, then came the guns. christin ayers shows us they got it on video. >> reporter: that's right. two men brandishing weapons at a couple who had been recording video of the men driving rick restly. it just took a few minutes for those men to pull ha
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Nov 30, 2012 1:35am PST
rain, due west of san francisco. san mateo, half moon bay, it will be pouring in the city within the hour. the heaviest rainfall still to the north. it's creeping to the south, though, and tomorrow is going to be a washout, wet all day, windy as well at times, with rough surf and a slight thunderstorm chance. that's it. flash flood watch is in effect for the coast, for the north bay and for the mountains through monday. that's an update. there will be widespread ponding on the roads and urban flooding. wind advisory also in effect. wind gusts 35 to 45 miles an hour. and take a look at our futurecast. look at the color code. there's not one part of the bay area that our computer forecast model says will receive less than three inches of rain between now and sunday. this will be a widespread soaker, one of the likes that we have not seen in about seven years here in the bay area. we'll have the forecast coming up. >> paul, thank you. as you just said, it's all about the north bay right now. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook is in petaluma. >> reporter: hi, dana. the rain has been pretty st
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
taxpayer dollars. >> oakland police have fended off the feds. the city cut a last minute deal with civil rights attorneys to avoid a takeover. they agreed to a compliance director. cbs 5 insider says both sides can claim a partial victory. >> reporter: the plaintiffs will have someone within the department to make sure that changes are made. and if they aren't made they can go to the court and ask for changes in the police chief and command staff. the city on the other hand gets to hold on to its popular police chief and gets another shot at making things good with the plaintiffs. what they avoid is a complete federal takeover. something that would be an embarrassment for the city and could lead to a judge telling them they don't have enough cops. >> crime was the subject of a neighborhood meeting in oakland just a few hours ago. the mayor was there. so was the police chief. neighbors tell cbs 5 recorder linda yee it seems to them that it was more talk and few real promises of any action. >> reporter: the mayor and police brass admitted up front violent crime is on the rise. specif
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
bay area cities to get the work done. last year, bay keeper tracked three storm-related sewage spills that totaled more than 150 million gallons. >> there's not supposed to be rainwater in the sewage pipes. they are so broken up from earthquakes, from roots, from time. when get that done, the rainwater will stay out and we won't have any other big wet weather sewage overflows. >> reporter: it is a priority for the public. >> we need to take care of things that have to be taken care of. >> reporter: they are working with some of the cities to fix the bad pipes a job that's just beginning. >> he fix part of the pipes in some community -- we fix part of pipes in some communities, and they fix othe parts. >> reporter: it could take 20 to 30 years to complete the work so that we can be assured that no sewage leaks into the bay. it's going to take a long time. baykeeper says it will continue to monitor the situation and say the steps have to step it up. >> we are going to get a lot of rain before that happens. thanks, linda yee. >>> ann notarangelo is in lafayette. have some homeowne
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Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm PST
including walnut creek, martinez, lafayette and clayton. the city's only fire station. he says all cities went district would be impacted. >> once we start taking any of those stations out of service, then having 10 units at a fire is going to have a bigger impact come january than it would now if we had all of our companies in service. >> reporter: not to mention the closures would come during the holidays when districts see an increase in chimney and house fires. as for the board's take on this, i spoke with supervisor karen mitchoff on the phone a few moments ago and they are going to consider all options, she says, including reserved firefighters, trained volunteers. they are also looking at what calls they would go on. live in martinez, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> and on the bay area watch on this tuesday, firefighters battled a massive foust hire in petaluma. check it out. it happened this morning, crews were called out just after 3:30 this morning to stadler lane. flames completely gutted the home. officials say the home is occupied but no one was home at the time. the excuse under i
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
trucks with pg&e with the city and sanitation crews on the scene with a long day of clean- up. now, nobody was hurt but this is causing some problems for the people here. water was turned off to repair the lines last night. this happened because of the storms we had. heavy rains overflowed a creek which eroded the ground causing it to suddenly fall. this morning roads are closed but detours are in place. but if you come back live to us one more look at that sinkhole, it is going to take quite a while to come up with a solution. they need to come up with a permanent plan and at this point the road is going to have to be replaced. in lafayette, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> another sinkhole opened up yesterday. this one in the santa cruz mountains on vine hill road near the summit and highway 17. it's big as well one entire lane is gone and the remainder of the road is in jeopardy because there's nothing underneath supporting the pavement now. it's not clear how long that road will stay closed. >>> one north bay school is closed today because of damage from the storm. c
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
public nudity. protestors stripped at san francisco city hall last month when supervisors gave preliminary approval to the ban. they plan to do so today. >> reporter: president obama is keeping a close eye on a week lon strike at two southern california ports. 800 members at the port of los angeles and long beach have been working without a contract for two years. the clerks don't handle cargo but dock workers are refusing to cross picket lines forcing a shutdown of those terminals. the strike is costing the u.s. up to $1 billion a day and it could delay shipments of holiday gift merchandise. >>> president obama will host a group of governors today to talk about the upcoming "fiscal cliff." this is after they rejected a count proposal from congressional republicans. that plan promises to trim $2.2 trillion over 10 years and includes $900 billion in entitlement cuts, two-thirds of that from healthcare. it also offers $800 billion in new tax revenues but only if the money comes from tax reform and not from raising rates on the wealthy. and that's where the stalemate is stuck. >>>
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
opportunity to our youth in the city. >> meanwhile, muni service was back to normal today after a trolley car hit a woman in a wheelchair last night leaving her with life-threatening injuries. and a blown transformer stopped muni metro for much of last night. >>> well, the san francisco board of supervisors gave final approval today to the city's new ban on public nudity. well, that prompted several protestors to strip naked again in the board chambers. they were covered in blankets and escorted out as behalf. backers of the bans say it strikes a ban between nudist and those who don't want to see so much of you. but opponents say what you want to see and don't see, it's up to you. >> if you don't want to see someone, turn way. there's nothing stopping you from turning away. why should you be able to control whether someone is showing their body in public? >> the ban takes effect in february. first time offenders face a $100 fine. multiple violation could carry jail time. >>> well, it will soon be a lot tougher to be a smoker in a city in sonoma county. petaluma lead yours unanimously pass
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
central bay stretching from daly city, san francisco, through oakland and walnut creek. we are seeing good rain coming down here. but otherwise, it has been fairly quiet. that's about to change. expect rain spreading throughout the bay area throughout the morning hours and then i think by the afternoon this cold front going to sag through and slide eastward and then looks like the skies will part a little bit maybe a couple of leftover showers and then we dry out. temperatures because of the subtropical moisture will be mild. 50s at the coast, mid-60s in the warmest spots inland. but this is likely it. i think this will be the last storm we see in quite some time. after this we start to dry out. this morning, very wet, making it very treacherous on the roads, gianna. >> it sure is. it is a very busy day for us in the traffic center. we are trying to get an update about 101 at silver, a traffic alert, accident blocking lanes. no word if it's out of lanes. so that traffic alert is still in effect. slow on 101. reports of a new accident north 101 near hospital curve involving five
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00am PST
whether to shut down four of their fire stations. if approved, stations in the cities of walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette would all close january 1. the county's top fire official recommended the closures saying a loss of property taxes and failed tax measure in november caused the district to burn through its cash reserve. >>> some other headlines around the bay on this wednesday. a decision on whether to buy a drone for the alameda county sheriff's office sent to the public protection committee for further study. the committee is expected to hold a public hearing on the issue sometime in january. if approved, it will go back to the board of supervisors for a final decision. >>> a big bag of marijuana was hauled out of a home that burned in san francisco. police also removed equipment for the growing operation there. the cause of the two-alarm fire in the haight-ashbury neighborhood unknown. nobody was hurt. >>> time now 5:09. protests continue to rock egypt's capital this morning. >> plus a rare appearance. the vote that drew former senator bob dole in a wheelchair ther
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00am PST
police department and the city's public works will have crews on hand 24/7 during the storm to respond to hazards like downed trees. they have cleaned debris and the roads. many businesses have installed floodgates. over the next few days we could see 6 to 10" of rain. >> we live in a low spot at the bottom of a hill so a lot of water comes down and so this is to go around the garage at the doors and basement. >> reporter: drive slowly because the first few days of a storm the roads can be hazardous because the rain brings the oil to the surface. now, at the richmond/san rafael bridge, cate caugiran with more storm coverage. cate. >> reporter: elissa, today we could be expecting gale-force winds. if you look right now it's still a little calm but you can see that breeze is just about to kick in. >> and soon the morning commute along the richmond/san rafael bridge will stack up and with it comes mother nature's punch of rain and wind. the national weather service says winds will pick up to 45 miles per hour with gusts up to 65. chp says the combination of the wind and rain is da
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
. an area neighbors say gets the brunt of bad luck during storms. >> what's the city going to do to make sure the rest of the trees don't fall down? >> reporter: nobody was hurt. one neighbor said i guess it goes to show, you can't park anywhere in the city. in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> parts of the south bay got a good drenching. more than 7" of rain falling in parts of the santa cruz mountains. cbs 5 joe vazquez in santa cruz county. joe, i have word the storm claimed a life? >> reporter: that's right. a man died from this storm here in santa cruz county. it happened in the sokel creek in capitola that's going to be just southeast of santa cruz. our sister station kion said the man drowned. here in the santa cruz mountains a steady rain continues. the folks here, they are used to this. maybe a little too used to. in fact, we saw some folks who may have risked their lives clearing a road. take a look. the san lorenzo river is rushing fast. in fact, carol says it appears to be rising more dramatically than in years. she says only a day and a half ago it was so dry her
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Dec 5, 2012 1:35am PST
the country's government to allow him to stay. >>> in oakland city hall hundreds of people are lined up in the city council chambers to way in on a battle that's been brewing for a while now. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers shows us it has to do with people and their pets. >> reporter: in dog years it's a lifetime. 14 years since neighbors have been well, dog fighting over this small stretch of grass along lake merit. >> i call it a pitch fork battle. it's very contentious. >> nowhere are dogs allowed to run off leash. some people want to turn this into a dog park. >> he and his son who learned to play soccer here aren't among them. >> i can't believe people would prioritize the needs of their pets over the needs of oakland's children and families. >> there's going to be dogs and kids won't play here. >> opponents say it's a good idea but a bad location. on one side traffic and on the other a playground where children play day and night. >> this park won't displace the soccer users. >> dog owners showed up to the council meeting with signs prepare to speak now or forever hold the
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
, fremont, oakland and redwood city. your lows tonight in the low 50s. concord 51. a little milder tonight because we have cloud cover. another cloudy day today. but there's a difference between this weathermaker and the past several. one, it's not as juicy. there's not as much moisture in the atmosphere and two, we have an area of high pressure building in from the south which has shoved the storm track farther up to the north. it's pouring in seattle. it's pouring in portland. it's pouring in eugene. it's pouring in crescents city. but crescent city but not here in the bay area. after tomorrow high pressure will build off to the west giving's dry flow of air from the northwest and it's december so a northwest flow of air will be chilly. highs around 60, lows in the 30s. but you get the sunshine back as soon as the end of the week and into the weekend. we'll have showers throughout the morning commute but nothing too terribly heavy. it will be out of here by the evening and will clear out and thursday looks sunnier than the past couple of days. so what to expect? showers moving in from th
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Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
having their babies here. though the practice is legal, the city is investigating. jodie velasquez is a neighbor and sees pregnant asian women come and go. >> they are eight to nine months pregnant, walking around the neighborhood. >> reporter: we tried to get a comment from this man, who was about to drive through the house gate, but he claims not to speak english. i spoke off camera with a building code expert employed by the homeownerment he -- homeowner. he says he was hired to make sure additional rooms added were up to code. he says he saw no evidence of a maternity hotel. but neighborhood advocates argue otherwise and plan to protest the home on sunday. >> we're hoping that we will send the message loud and clear. >>> a man walks into a convenience store. this is not a joke. he may have left -- well, i don't know. he may have left almost $200 million richer. that's no joke. look at the video surveillance video. several witnesses say he has the powerball numbers. look at the reaction. yeah! looks like he does. could this be the winning ticket that was sold in arizona? time will
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
removal independent of the city. it's not something both sides wanted but they can live with it and that's why they appeared to be having this settlement in front of a judge and will probably an proved. >> thank you. >>> soggy ground caused a tree crash through a master bedroom early this morning narrowly missing a couple sleeping in their bed. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the close call. >> i was asleep. i woke up. and there was a tree in my house. >> reporter: it was much worse than the alarm clock at 7:30 this morning. the 100-foot cypress tree snapped and fell on the home in russian hill crashing through the roof of the master bedroom. >> 4 feet plus my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> reporter: neighbor lisa got a rude awakening too. >> i just heard the most massive crash that you could ever imagine. >> reporter: and then, she looked out of her window. >> then i saw a wall like water i guess that came off the tree after it hit the house. >> reporter: the tree also ripped down a power line. >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: a
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
says city crews will be hard at work this weekend making sure water and sewage systems can handle the expected storm drainage. just last week a small downpour forced sewer water out of a manhole that was welded shut sending raw sewage on to ocean beach. could that happen agai? >> we hope not. we have cleared the system to deal with the onslaught of water. >> reporter: that unexpected leak of untreated water happened before six years ago. separately there are occasional discharges into the ocean part of the combined system that combines sewage with rain runoff running through the same pipes. in those release, the water is treated making sure no solids escape into the ocean. >> the beauty of a combined system is that we protect the bay and ocean because we treat the water. in san francisco we treat it and that's good. but it has a downside and when we have these heavy rains that fall in a short period of time, our system reaches capacity and we do these discharges. >> reporter: you can see the sign is still up which means the city is still advising people not to get in the water and
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
say 7 outages in the coastal city darkened about 1200 homes and business. >> we are the first guys to get wind right off the ocean. so it's more gusty than you get over the hill or even in san francisco. we're like the front line as far as that's concerned. >> reporter: some small business owners had to shut down their stores. >> hardware is all rusted and the wind blowing made it move around so it broke clear and hanging by a tap and it slapped the wire together which knocked the electricity out. >> reporter: pg&e got their power back around 1:00. in san francisco, heavy rain forced the department of public works to shut down a stretch of the great highway. large pools of water made it dangerous for drivers to navigate this road. there was more than a foot of water in the deepest part of this flooded intersection. >> right now only construction crews can drive on the great highway a lot of them out here working on this stretch of the road and city officials say they don't have any idea when they can reopen the great highway. most likely they say it will be closed today and tomorro
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Dec 2, 2012 6:30pm PST
: napa city and county officials now say that next storm may not be as much trouble as first thought but they will wait for accurate weather forecasts before they commit to what they will do later on. reporting live in napa, cbs 5. >>> this is the way the russian river looked it this morning. a viewer sent this picture taken sufficient ral hours before the flood warning was lifted. this is the russian river yesterday. because of lag times between the rainfall and run off getting to the river, it is expected to swell just below flood stage overnight. >>> very different problems for drivers this morning. one of the worst messes was 4 in pittsburgh -- was highway 4 in pittsburgh. this was in the westbound lanes. crews came in quickly. >>> here is what it looked like driving on 101 this morning. not many cars on the road. you can see the rain coming down hard. another problem for the roads, the rain makes them wet and slick. it was a pretty bad scenario on highway 24 where there was a series of four crashes. the last one led to these three firefighters getting hurt. cbs 5 reporter shows
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00am PST
an hour ago. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is by folsom and 2nd and joins us live in the city with more. i guess they got it capped, but it was really something about a half hour ago or so, right? >> reporter: that's exactly right, frank. the new concern now is actually structural safety. i want to show you, they blocked off the roads in this area. that is essex off of folsom here and they say they're going to block all four lanes right there because they want to sort of assess the damage of what happened. but we want to show you some video that we shot earlier. you can get a look at that gushing water at least 40 feet high is what we're told. and about 1,000 -- tens of thousands of gallons of water that had come out of that break. now, from what we could see, that car knocked the hydrant completely out. we heard reports this started just before 4 a.m. this morning. san francisco police told us officers were trying to pull over this car at 4th and howard for a minor traffic vial violation. the driver fled and hit the hydrant. they took the driver into custody. we are unsure if the
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
, our storm drains can't keep up with the weather, but the city can't afford to pay. how lawmakers plan to pay. >> we better hope they can. storm 2 is on the way. we're waiting for heavy rain. when will it move ashore? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and an injury accident traffic alert still up in napa. all your traffic hot spots coming up. >>> good morning, everyone. it's thursday, november 29. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:01 now. we are following some developing news down in palo alto. that's where a masked man broke in an apartment and woke up a woman inside. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is on the scene where k-9 dogs are helping with the search. >> reporter: they so far have not found this guy. in happened here at this -- it happened here at this apartment complex at high and a thorn in palo alto at 2:20 a.m. -- hawthorne in palo alto at 2:20 a.m. a woman found a man in her apartment, she screamed and he ran way. she lived on the ground floor of the building in downtown palo alto. police aren't saying how the man got in. police bloc
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Nov 28, 2012 12:00pm PST
santa cruz mountains. we have some showers there some heading towards redwood city. it could be picking up later on. a lot more rain to come. we may catch a break a stronger storm is expected headed into inside the and sunday. we'll talk more about that coming up. >>> strong winds have brought down power lines in pacifica. cate caugiran reports. >> reporter: it's quite a mess in this town. but the wind is causing the damage for most people in the area. businesses had to shut down. this is video we shot earlier because of rain and wind a power outage was caused. crews tried restore electricity in the area in the middle of strong winds. coastal towns got the brunt of the storm gusts up to 65 miles an hour in some location making pacifica first in the line of fire. >> hello? >> the first guys to get the wind right off the ocean so usually it's more gusty than over the hill or in san francisco. we are in the front line as far as that's concerned. >> reporter: and it's not over yes. the wet weather will hit the coast throughout the weekend. people know the drill. coming up later in the show
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
clear his name. >>> plans to build a little dog park turned into an epic fight in one bay area city. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. fire. and in this case, bushels of pot, as well. a two-alarm house fire in te haight led police to a sizee grow operation. police ended up pulling out bags of marijuana plants, along with some sophisticated cultivatn equipment. no word on any arrests.. or, what started e fire. (new1) there's a drone war being wd in alameda county. the sheriff's office says it nes one of the pint-sized spy- planes, for public safety purposes. but cbs-5's ann notarangelo tells us: critis worry big brother might jusp on board. needs one of those pint sized spy planes for public safety purposes. critics worry the big brother might just hop on board. >> reporter: alameda county sheriff's department wants a camera equipped drone and sea
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
criticized police force agreed to a compliance director appointed by a judge and paid for by the city. cbs 5 insider phil matier says both sides can claim a partial victory. >> the plaintiffs will now have someone within the department answerable to the court to make sure that changes are made. most importantly, what they avoid is a complete federal takeover something that would be an embarrassment for the city and could also lead to a judge telling them that they don't have enough cops and ordering them to hire more. >> according to the "oakland tribune," oakland will be the city in the nation -- the first city in the nation to have its police command staff under the authority of a court-appointed director. >>> san francisco supervisors are considering a pilot program to allow some police officers to carry tasers. the board committee meets about that this morning. the coalition on homelessness plans to protest though. it says the introduction of tasers increased deaths at the hands of officers. >>> some other bay area headlines now on this thursday. candles and flowers sit at the sit
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00am PST
against the overturning of the conviction. >>> today the city council in redwood city will consider a makeover for the fox theatre. councilmembers are weighing a request from the owners for a tax break. in exchange, the owners will make a number of improvements to the historic building over the next 10 years. >>> a coast guard investigation into suspected smuggling near the channel islands off the santa barbara county coast has turned tragic. a small boat deployed by the coast guard was rammed by a smuggler's vessel before dawn yesterday. the collision threw two coast guard members into the water. one of them was killed and another was injured in that incident. >>> l.a. police say four people were found shot to death outside a large home in suburban northridge. the dead were two women in their 20s a man in his 30s and another man in his 40s. the incident happened early yesterday morning. the home apparently served as an unlicensed boardinghouse. detectives are now looking into a motive. >>> a second chance for same- sex marriage could happen in just a few hours when the u.s. supreme c
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Nov 29, 2012 1:35am PST
. >> we have this station available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which is new for the city. >> reporter: but there was a light at the end of this soggy tunnel. a rainbow in san jose, signaling round one was done. marin county typically gets hit the hardest during one of these big storms. now people who live in this area and across the bay area are bracing for round two tomorrow night. live in marin county, elizabeth cook, cbs 5 eyewitness news. >>> and up in tahoe, they got a mix of rain and snow today. when all is said and done, ski resorts at lake level and above could get several feet of snow. of course, you can get high-def doppler radar for your neighborhood anytime. go to cbssf.com/weather. >>> the mother of a bay area teenager is begging anyone who knows anything about her daughter's murder to come forward. the 16-year-old and her 15-year- old best friend were gunned down in oakland this weekend. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers talked to the mother tonight. >> reporter: tonight it's quiet on this block of minna street. a teddy bear, flowers and the flicker of candlelig
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
francisco city officials say they don't know when they can reason the great highway. they believe this roadway will be shut down for at least another day. i talked to pg&e. they tell me that right now in the bay area, about 670 customers are still without power. live here in san francisco, i'm da lin, cbs 5. >>> and tonight they are still feeling the effects of the storm this morning at sfo. delays of up to three hours are now down to about 2.5 hours. dozens of arrivals and departures were canceled this morning. no problems in san jose and oakland. >>> and tonight, many people are still preparing for the storms yet to come. cbs 5's roberta gonzales is in concord where they are handing out stand bags. >> reporter: many communities in the bay area are offering free sandbags to residents and businesses. so i went ahead to the eastern portion of our bay area where pleasanton we have san ramon, walnut creek, clayton and martinez and concord all offering free sandbags. the department of public works, a representative is here to tell us about the program. how does it work, justin? >> the
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00am PST
, sanitation crews and city official have all been out here to the scene of this giant sinkhole. so far they have been clearing debris while making sure residents can still get gas and water service. those lines were damaged. they have had to temporarily run some of the lines above ground. this sinkhole is 80 feet long, 40 feet wide and 15 feet deep. it opened up on sunday following some heavy rains and the lafayette creek which runs under part of the road flooded eroded the ground and caused it to fall. the next storm, however, right around the corner. it will roll in later on today. so the city and engineers have come up with a plan to put in a temporary culvert a permanent fix taking months. >> bottom line is there's going to be a hole in the ground here for a long time. and mountain view drive is going to be closed. >> there are detours in place and nobody will be stuck. there's always a way to get around. later on this morning, engineers and city officials will be back out at the scene trying to prepare for the rain later on today. the city manager told me yesterday, he estimates that t
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Dec 2, 2012 11:00pm PST
woke up to. blowing sheets of rain. this was sent to us from daly city westlake neighborhood this morning. some places higher up, 80 miles an hour. for the most part drivers were facing puddles. as we showed you earlier, potholes. this is the scene in walnut creek. major ponding causing hazards and extra gripping. where it was not water it was strong wind causing problems. this broken power poll in san francisco's sunset district left 8500 people without electricity. it was just one of many areas where trees or power polls brought down electrical lines. >> the latest numbers on outages show a total of 4200 homes without power. 1400 are in the north bay. 900 in the east bay. just under 1200 in the south bay. 700 on the peninsula and just 60 p in san francisco. -- just 60 in san francisco. then the rain ended and it was sunny all afternoon. this is another worry for the coming days as we begin to dry out. the ground is now heavy from all of the water. let's check in with our meteorologist to check on the rain. >> a lot of rainfall that we are talking about. first storm total i am go
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